New Reality Show: Aircraft Repo Man

When times are bad, repo men benefit. When times are really bad, repo men benefit and turn their job into a TV show.

From Variety:

“Dirty Jobs” exec producer Craig Piligian has nabbed the rights to turn the dangerous work of airplane repo man Nick Popovich into a TV series.

Popovich is the co-partner of Sage-Popovich, a repossession firmthat specializes in taking back big-ticket items — mostly airplanes.According to a recent profile of Popovich by, the company’sclients include Citibank, Transamerica and Credit Suisse, and the firm nets $600,000-$900,000 per job.

Popovich’sbusiness is booming in this weak economy, as he travels the globe tograb Gulfstreams, Learjets and even 747s from cash-strapped owners whohave defaulted on their payments. 

“Every case is different,”Piligian said. “Maybe it’s a small airline in Scandinavia that bought a747. He has to figure out how to get past airline security and grab theplane. He plans it like a military operation. Sometimes he’s indisguise. Often it gets a little hairy.”

2 Responses to New Reality Show: Aircraft Repo Man

  1. bobstar 16 February, 2010 at 4:01 am #

    lol, this i wanna see

  2. JimmyHenpicks 3 March, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Nothing like watching the wealthy buckle under pressure.

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